VOLUNTEER HEALTHCARE & MEDICINE PROJECT IN INDIA
INTRODUCTION INDIA HEALTHCARE AND MEDICINE
The India experience begins the moment you step off the plane and stays with you long after you depart. The mixture of languages, religions, spectacular architecture, and distinctive cuisine will rattle you and leave you wanting more. India has a buzz about it, a pace and a national character all its own. The complexity that you’ll find in India offers you an experience of incomparable historical and cultural depth, and you’ll live out this amazing adventure against the backdrop of some of the most incredible landscapes and cityscapes you’ve ever encountered
When you support the The KIVOLEX Global Health Project in Dharamsala, you’ll address healthcare and health education needs across the community. By working in partnership with a variety of organizations, including special education schools, women’s groups, and anganwadis (day care centers), your help will provide basic medical screening and health and hygiene education to the most vulnerable members of the community.
HEALTHCARE AND MEDICINE VOLUNTEERING IN INDIA
Health and health care need to be distinguished from each other for no better
reason than that the former is often incorrectly seen as a direct function of the latter.
Heath is clearly not the mere absence of disease. Good Health confers on a person or
groups freedom from illness – and the ability to realize one’s potential. Health is therefore
best understood as the indispensable basis for defining a person’s sense of well being.
The health of populations is a distinct key issue in public policy discourse in every
mature society often determining the deployment of huge society. They include its
cultural understanding of ill health and well-being, extent of socio-economic disparities,
reach of health services and quality and costs of care. and current bio-medical
understanding about health and illness.
Health care covers not merely medical care but also all aspects pro preventive care
too. Nor can it be limited to care rendered by or financed out of public expenditure within the government sector alone but must include incentives and disincentives for self
care and care paid for by private citizens to get over ill health. Where, as in India, private
out-of-pocket expenditure dominates the cost financing health care, the effects are bound
t be regressive. Heath care at its essential core is widely recognized to be a public good.
Its demand and supply cannot therefore, be left to be regulated solely by the invisible had
of the market. Nor can it be established on considerations of utility maximizing conduct
OUR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN INDIA
The KIVOLEX Global Health Project
When you work with The KIVOLEX Global Health Project in New Delhi, you’ll help an NGO whose mission is the advancement of the disadvantaged. Here, you’ll provide volunteer support for simple medical and health-related check-ups and tests. You may also work with professionals to provide care for the elderly who are either abandoned or living with disabilities.
VOICE FROM INDIAN COMMUNITY
“The children’s English has improved and they are noticeably happier and more confident when working with volunteers.”
“The impact is really positive because it is the English language which keeps the children as candidates for mainstream educational programs. Every child has benefited by attending these classes with the volunteers.”
“When our students get the chance to interact with people from foreign countries, their desire to engage motivates them to learn English in order to share their thoughts and feelings with the volunteers. They understand that the volunteers accept them with their disabilities. This really improves their confidence and brings happiness in their life.”
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN INDIA
INDIAN HISTORY LESSON
With KIVOLEX in New Delhi, there is no shortage of incredible guest lecturers. You’ll have a chance to talk with a local professor and talented storyteller on the politics, history, and culture of India. You’ll also have have the unique opportunity to learn about the history of KIVOLEX in India from one of our founding members – Bela Singh, the KIVOLEX India Director. With KIVOLEX lectures and conversations, it’s all fair game.
TOUR NEW DELHI
In New Delhi, a city scavenger hunt lead by the KIVOLEX staff gives you a chance to get to know your new neighborhood. Team up with a group of fellow volunteers and, with the help of local people, find your way around town to complete a challenge. You may be tasked with finding a cell phone or hunting down a travel agency to book a ticket to see the Golden Temple in Amritsar. No matter what the challenge, it’s a fun way to quickly get comfortable in this welcoming city.
HINDI LANGUAGE LESSONS
For many volunteers, Hindi language lessons with KIVOLEX are a first. In addition to practicing the elegant calligraphy, you’ll practice spoken Hindi as well. No worries on rocketing to the head of the class, a little goes a long way and just the basics can really help you connect with the community. And if you’re a little shaky at first, the local people appreciate your attempts and are very friendly with their corrections!
CLASSIC INDIAN MUSIC
If you’ve always had rockstar dreams of jamming on a sitar, now may be your shot! You’ll have that chance with KIVOLEX in New Delhi when you’re visited by a local family and classical folk music group for a performance you’ll not soon forget. They’ll perform beautiful renditions of popular songs, discuss the music’s origin and meaning, introduce you to their instruments, and even give you a chance to jam!
HOME BASE / HOMESTAY ACCOMMODATIONIN TANZANIA
Choose the KIVOLEX Home-Base if you’re looking for an experience that comes with 24-hour security, bilingual staff, an instant community of fellow volunteers, and three authentic meals a day. We think it’s the foolproof choice.
DATES AND FEE IN TANZANIA
Reserve your spot today with a deposit of $300! Fees and start dates vary by destination and duration. Apply today to get started. Did you know your out-of-pocket trip costs might be just a fraction of the Cost? Click here to find out how.